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TOWN OF RAYNHAM
RAYNHAM PLANNING BOARD
RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE
SUBDIVISION OF LAND IN RAYNHAM, MA
ADOPTED JULY 1, 1955
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REVISED APRIL 25, 1964  REVISED MARCH 13, 1972
REVISED JULY 13, 1989           REVISED MAY 11, 1995
REVISED JUNE 27, 1996   REVISED FEBRUARY 26, 1996
REVISED JANUARY 28, 1999        REVISED NOVEMBER 20, 2003
REVISED JANUARY 27, 2005        REVISED APRIL 17, 2014

MEMBERS
Daniel Andrade, Chairman                P. Burke Fountain, Vice-Chairman
Christopher Gallagher, Clerk    Henry C. Ellis
        Russell Driscoll



Table of Contents   

Section 1.0   Purpose and Authority

1.1     Purpose                                                 1
1.2     Authority                                                       2
1.3     Amendment                                                       2
1.4     Severability                                                    2

Section 2.0  Definitions

Definitions                                                             2 - 6

Section 3.0  General Regulations

3.1     Applicability                                                   7
3.2     Applications and Other Required Submittals              7
3.3     Compliance with the Board’s Rules and
        Regulations                                                     7
3.4     Waivers                                                 7
3.5     Issuance of Building Permits                            7
3.6     Professional and Technical Assistance and Review        8
3.7     Fees                                                            8
3.8     Dwelling Limitation                                             8
3.9     Access Adequacy Regulations                             8
3.9.1   General                                                 8
3.9.2   Standards of Adequacy                                   8
3.9.3   Obligations                                                     8
3.9.4   Waiver of Access Rules                                  8
3.10    Placement on Agenda                                     8

Section 4.0  Plan Believed Not To Require Approval

4.1     Submission                                                      9
4.1.1   Application                                                     9
4.1.2   Notice                                                          9
4.1.3   Referral                                                        9
4.1.4   Electronic File                                         9
4.2     Contents                                                        9
4.2.1   Size of Plan                                                    9
4.2.2   Required Information                                    9 - 11
4.3     Endorsement                                                     11
4.4     Recording                                                       11 - 12


Section 5.0   Preliminary Plans

5.1     Pre-application Conference                              12
5.2     Submission                                                      12
5.3     Preparation of Plan (Conventional Subdivision)          12
5.3.1   Preparation                                                     12
5.3.2   Contents                                                        12 - 14
5.4     Preparation of Plan (Other than Conventional
Subdivision)                                                    14 - 16
5.5     Procedures                                                      16 - 17

Section 6.0  Environmental Impact Statement

6.1     Purpose                                                 17
6.2     Soils                                                           17 - 19
6.3     Water Supply                                            19
6.4     Solid Waste                                                     19
6.5     Transportation                                          19 - 20
6.6     Air Pollution                                                   20
6.7     Noise Pollution                                         20
6.8     Social Environment                                              21
6.9       Impacts and Conflicts                                 21

Section 7.0  Definitive Plan

7.1     Pre-application Conference                              21
7.2     Submission                                                      21 - 22
7.3     Procedures                                                      22 - 23
7.4     Preparation of Plan                                             23
7.4.1   Preparation                                                     23
7.4.2   Contents                                                        23 - 26
7.5     Layout Plan and Profile                                 26 - 27
7.6     Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan, If Required     27
7.7     Planning Board Action                                   27
7.7.1   Powers                                                  27
7.7.2   Decision                                                        28
7.8     Endorsement                                                     28
7.9     Recording                                                       28
7.10    Mandatory Conditions                                    28
7.10.1  Failure to Obtain Endorsement                           28
7.11    Failure to Complete Construction                                28
7.11.1  Timely Completion                                               28
7.12    Grant Perpetual Rights and Easements                    29
7.13    Right of Entry and Cooperation By and With
        Town Officials                                          29
7.14    Maintenance of Streets and Utilities                    29
7.15    Inscription                                                     29
7.16    Streets                                                 29
7.17    Security                                                        29
7.17.1  Bond or Surety                                          29 - 30
7.17.2  Statutory Covenant                                              30
7.17.3  Supplemental Covenant                                   30  
7.17.4  Converting Covenant to Another Performance              
        Guarantee                                                       30 - 31
7.17.5  Converting Bond, Deposit, or Agreement to
        Covenant                                                        31
7.17.6  Maintenance Guarantee                                   31
7.17.7  Failure to Perform                                              31
7.17.8  Phasing of Bond Requirements                            31
7.17.9  Construction Certification                                      32
7.18    Amendment, Modification or Rescission of
        Approval                                                        32
7.18.1  Procedure                                                       32
7.18.2  Change of placeLot Lines                                        32
7.18.3  Effect                                                          32
7.19    Release of Performance Guarantee                        32
7.19.1  General                                                 32 - 33
7.19.2  Failure to Perform                                              33
7.19.3  Constructive Release                                    33
7.19.4  Conveyance of Utilities and Easements to
        the Town                                                        33
7.20    As-Built Plans                                          33 -34

Section 8  Design Standards

8.0     General                                                 34
8.1     Stormwater Management                                   34 - 35
8.1.1   Runoff Control                                          35
8.1.2   Copies                                                  35
8.2     Closed Drainage System                                  35 - 36
8.3     Detention Basins                                                37
8.4     Retention Basins                                                37 - 38
8.5     Standards of Access Adequacy                            38
8.6     Obligations                                                     38
8.7     Waivers                                                 38
8.8     Principles                                                      38 - 39
8.9     Streets                                                 39 - 40
8.10    Grade                                                           40 - 41
8.11    Dead-end Streets                                                41
8.12    Driveway Openings/Curb-cuts                             41
8.13    Easements                                                       41 - 42
8.14    Water Supply                                            42
8.15    Open Spaces                                                     42 - 43
8.16    Protection of Natural Features                          43
8.17    Erosion Control                                         43 - 44

Section 9  Construction of Ways and Installation
Of Utilities

9.0     General                                                 44 - 45
9.1     Water Facilities                                                45
9.2     Sanitary Sewer                                          45
9.3     Other Utilities                                         45
9.4     Sewerage                                                        45
9.5     Fire Alarm                                                      45
9.6     Reserve for Future Use                                  45
9.7     Drainage                                                        45 - 47
9.8     Street and Roadway                                              47 - 48
9.9     Curbing                                                 48
9.10    Sidewalks                                                       48
9.11    Driveway Opening/Curb Cuts                              48
9.12    Bikeways                                                        48 - 49
9.13    Monuments (Street Bounds)                               49
9.14    Street Signs and Street Names                           49
9.15    Loam and Seed                                           49
9.16    Shade Trees                                                     49
9.17    Cut and Fill                                                    49
9.18    placeLot Grading                                                50

Section 10  As-Built Plan

10.0    As-Built Plan                                                   50 - 51

Section 11  Administration

11.1    Work Notification to Town Departments                   51 - 52
11.2    Inspection                                                      52
11.3    Costs                                                           53
11.4    Water and Sewer Line Testing                            53
11.5    Progress Reports                                                53

Section 12  Street Acceptance Process                                   

12.0    Acceptance Requirements                                 54

Section 13  Waiver of Frontage

13.0    Requirements                                            55 – 56




Appendix A - Raynham Planning Board Rules & Regulations
  Governing Fees and Fee Schedules      


                                
        
        









TABLE OF CONTENTS


1.1     Purpose                                                 1
1.2     Authority                                                       2
1.3     Amendment                                                       2
1.4     Severability                                                    2


Definitions                                                             2 – 7


3.1     Applicability                                                   7
3.2     Applications and Other Required Submittals                      7
Compliance with the Board’s Rules and
Regulations                                                     7
3.4     Waivers                                                 7
3.5     Issuance of Building Permits                                    7
3.6     Professional and Technical Assistance and Review                8
3.7     Fees                                                            8
3.8     Dwelling Limitation                                             8
Access Adequacy Regulations                             8
3.9.1   General                                                 8
3.9.2   Standards of Adequacy                                   8
3.9.3   Obligations                                                     8
3.9.4   Waiver of Access Rules                                  8
3.10    Placement on Agenda                                             8 - 9


4.1     Submission                                                      9
4.1.1   Application                                                     9
4.1.2   Notice                                                          9
4.1.3   Referral                                                        9
4.1.4   Electronic File                                                 9
4.2     Contents                                                        9
4.2.1   Size of Plan                                                    9
4.2.2   Required Information                                            9 - 11
4.3     Endorsement                                                     11
4.4     Recording                                                       11 - 12



5.1     Pre-application Conference                                      12
5.2     Submission                                                      12
5.3     Preparation of Plan (Conventional Subdivision)          12
5.3.1   Preparation                                                     12
5.3.2   Contents                                                        13 – 14
Preparation of Plan (Other than Conventional
Subdivision                                                     14 – 16
5.5     Procedures                                                      16 – 17


6.1     Purpose                                                 17
6.2     Soils                                                           17 – 19
6.3     Water Supply                                                    19
6.4     Solid Waste                                                     19
6.5     Transportation                                                  19 - 20
6.6     Air Pollution                                                   20
6.7     Noise Pollution                                         20 - 21
6.8     Social Environment                                              21
6.9        Impacts and Conflicts                                        21


7.1     Pre-application Conference                                      21
7.2     Submission                                                      21 - 22
7.3     Procedures                                                      22 - 23
7.4     Preparation of Plan                                             23
7.4.1   Preparation                                                     23
7.4.2   Contents                                                        23 – 26
7.5     Layout Plan and Profile                                 6 – 27
7.6     Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan, If Required     27
7.7     Planning Board Action                                   27
7.7.1   Powers                                                          27 - 28
7.7.2   Decision                                                        28
7.8     Endorsement                                                     28
7.9     Recording                                                       28
7.10    Mandatory Conditions                                    28
7.10.1  Failure to Obtain Endorsement                           28
7.11    Failure to Complete Construction                                28
7.11.1  Timely Completion                                               28 - 29
7.12    Grant Perpetual Rights and Easements                    29
Right of Entry and Cooperation By and With
Town Officials                                          29
7.14    Maintenance of Streets and Utilities                            29
7.15    Inscription                                                     29
7.16    Streets                                                         29
7.17    Security                                                        29
7.17.1  Bond or Surety                                          29 - 30
7.17.2  Statutory Covenant                                              30
7.17.3  Supplemental Covenant                                   30  
7.17.4  Converting Covenant to Another Performance              
Guarantee                                                       30- 31
Converting Bond, Deposit, or Agreement to Covenant      31
Maintenance Guarantee                                   31
7.17.7  Failure to Perform                                              31- 32
7.17.8  Phasing of Bond Requirements                            32
7.17.9  Construction Certification                                      32
  Amendment, Modification or Rescission of Approval    32
7.18.1  Procedure                                                       32
7.18.2  Change of Lot Lines                                             32
7.18.3  Effect                                                          32
7.19    Release of Performance   Guarantee                      32
7.19.1  General                                                 32 - 33
7.19.2  Failure to Perform                                              33
7.19.3  Constructive Release                                            33
Conveyance of Utilities and Easements to the Town               33
7.20    As-Built Plans                                                  34 -34


8.0     General                                                 34
8.1     Stormwater Management                                   34
8.1.1   Runoff Control                                          35
8.1.2   Copies                                                          35 – 36
8.2     Closed Drainage System                                  36 – 37
8.3     Detention Basins                                                37
8.4     Retention Basins                                                37 – 38
8.5     Standards of Access Adequacy                            38
8.6     Obligations                                                     38
8.7     Waivers                                                 38
8.8     Principles                                                      38 – 39
8.9     Streets                                                         39 – 40
8.10    Grade                                                           41
8.11    Dead-end Streets                                                41
8.12    Driveway Openings/Curb-cuts                             41
8.13    Easements                                                       41 - 42
8.14    Water Supply                                                    42
8.15    Open Spaces                                                     42 – 43
8.16    Protection of Natural Features                          43
8.17    Erosion Control                                         43 – 44





9.0     General                                                 44
9.1     Water Facilities                                                45
9.2     Sanitary Sewer                                          45
9.3     Other Utilities                                                 45
9.4     Sewerage                                                        45
9.5     Fire Alarm                                                      45 - 46
9.6     Reserve for Future Use                                  46
9.7     Drainage                                                        46 – 47
9.8     Street and Roadway                                              47 – 48
9.9     Curbing                                                 48
9.10    Sidewalks                                                       48
9.11    Driveway Opening/Curb Cuts                                      48
9.12    Bikeways                                                        49
9.13    Monuments (Street Bounds)                                       49
9.14    Street Signs and Street Names                           49
9.15    Loam and Seed                                           49
9.16    Shade Trees                                                     50
9.17    Cut and Fill                                                    50
9.18    Lot Grading                                                     50


10.0    As-Built Plan                                                   50 – 51


11.1    Work Notification to Town Departments                   52
11.2    Inspection                                                      53
11.3    Costs                                                           53
11.4    Water and Sewer Line Testing                            53
11.5    Progress Reports                                                53

        
12.0    Acceptance Requirements                                 53 - 54


13.0    Requirements                                                    54-55






 
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